Batman exists in Watchmen's universe, but their version is black.
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Superman already exists but Batman's status was confirmed by HBO's Peteypedia tie-in website.
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Like Sister Night, Batman is a blacksploitation character mocking the Minutemen.
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Everyone in Watchmen's world was unaware that Hooded Justice was really Will Reeves, a black man.
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So, Batman was created in the 1970s as black culture's parody of Nite Owl.
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Angela Abar based her Sister Night persona on the 1977 blacksploitation movie Sister Night.
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Batman's existence in Watchmen is a clever inversion fitting with the show's commentary on race.
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